Shipspotters all over the world => Shipping News and information => Topic started by: davidships on September 12, 2016, 06:07:44 pm

Title: Monitoring of illegal fishing
Post by: davidships on September 12, 2016, 06:07:44 pm
Member 'goulweng' is the Archivist for foundation Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) in Bergen, an organisation that works to address illegal fishing by providing national authorities and international organisations with fisheries intelligence and analysis (see They maintain as a public service the Combined IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing) List website, which aims to provide the best available up to date information on the identities of vessels that are currently or have been IUU-listed -

Gouweng may have approached members about photographs of interest to TMT - I have explained that has no rights in relation to the ship images placed on our platform and that they lie entirely with the posting member or other stated rights holder (or at least should do), and their use is entirely between those parties.

He has added: "More broadly, we are always interested to make contact with shipspotters and others who spend time in ports and documenting fishing vessels. Whilst we do try to monitor and similar websites closely for intelligence, we are also very appreciative of anyone who is willing to share first-hand intelligence (information and/or photographs) regarding interesting fishing vessels, for example any with unclear identity, or that show up in unusual locations, or where the flag state is unclear. If this is something that you would be amenable to and you come across other vessels of interest in future (or perhaps ones you have already encountered) please keep us in mind we would be very keen to hear about them."

Any interested members can contact him through a PM on shipspotting, or the TMT website.

Title: Re: Monitoring of illegal fishing
Post by: scousekiwi on September 16, 2016, 06:55:22 am
A related story ...

This is also a good read on the subject: